Digestive Health

Targeted Ingredients for Women’s Health

Targeted Ingredients for Women’s Health

Biologically, men and women have some concrete differences. But those distinctions go beyond the obvious contrasts. It's important to recognize that our bodies function within subtle and not-so-subtle variations that…Read more
Keep Digestion On Track this Holiday

Keep Digestion On Track this Holiday

Two things are certain: The winter holidays are upon us, and if we’re not careful, they can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Let’s face it: the holiday season is a dietary minefield. We stuff ourselves, drink too much and eat the wrong foods. We don’t even have to attend a party: calorie-dense foods are delivered directly to our offices and homes. Digestion suffers.
Black Pepper and Weight Control: Nothing to Sneeze At

Black Pepper and Weight Control: Nothing to Sneeze At

We hear a lot about weight gain during the winter. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important all year long and as we know, there are numerous ways to achieve this. But a scientific study has highlighted an unexpected ingredient for healthy fat metabolism that is quite literally, right under our noses: black pepper.
Gluten-Free Holiday Tips

Gluten-Free Holiday Tips

We’re surrounded with pastries over the holidays and most people, even those watching their diets, have a hard time resisting all the temptations. Nevertheless, the gluten-free movement continues to gain momentum as more people become aware of how widespread this problem really is.
How to Keep Your Health from Falling Behind this Season

How to Keep Your Health from Falling Behind this Season

For most people, it can be difficult to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle once the last nice days of fall are gone. The daylight hours disappear quickly and the weather can be unpredictable. Outside activity becomes limited to weekends, competing with errands and social engagements. Here are a few tips to help maintain good health through the fall.
Are Probiotics Our Greatest Allies?

Are Probiotics Our Greatest Allies?

Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Internal flora -- our microbiota -- perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them -- and research continues to uncover their remarkable, far-reaching benefits.
Foods that Satisfy: Eat Right, Stay Full and Curb Cravings

Foods that Satisfy: Eat Right, Stay Full and Curb Cravings

Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, and overindulge. This message can be difficult to resist and most likely, sooner or later, we will find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that “perfect” food to calm those cravings
Rethinking a Raw Food Diet

Rethinking a Raw Food Diet

While it may not be the latest health movement, the raw food diet is one that continues to gain followers seeking to jump-start their health, beauty, detox and weight loss regimens. But how healthy is a raw food diet?
Functional Foods to Fuel Your Health

Functional Foods to Fuel Your Health

Emphasizing nutrient dense, functional foods in your diet is the best way to improve health and well-being. Functional foods do just what they say: help your body function at its best. If you’re not emphasizing these high integrity, highly nutritious foods and ingredients, you may be starving your body of the building blocks it needs to not just function, but actually thrive.
The Nutrient You Need Most this Winter

The Nutrient You Need Most this Winter

During the cold, short days of winter it’s all too easy to become vitamin D deficient. The lack of sunlight and increased time spent indoors attribute to lower vitamin D levels and can lead to increased risk for bone and cardiovascular damage. Find out what you can do to keep your vitamin D levels up and keep your body’s systems working for you all season.
Boost Immunity with Probiotics

Boost Immunity with Probiotics

Healthy internal flora — our "microbiota" — perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them. Read more.